Brandon Riesenbeck

In 2017, I blew up all of my bridges and moved to Yellowstone National Park. Beautiful life-altering chaos ensued, and I discovered that the perspective I had been searching for was waiting for me in the backcountry. I hike to keep that perspective.

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Extra Weight: Battling Depression on the Trail

Extra Weight: Battling Depression on the Trail

We are about 15 minutes into our conversation when the words tumble out of my mouth: "I'm going to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail." I can

Dec 9, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
The Letter, to be Read at the End

The Letter, to be Read at the End

­Hey there. First of all, I want you to know that you're absolutely not a failure for reading this. I'm serious. It doesn't matter if you're

Dec 5, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck
Full Measure: The Road to Campo

Full Measure: The Road to Campo

April 11, 2017 I wake from a light sleep almost two hours before the alarm on my phone is set to go off. I'm not surprised by this. Anticipation has

Dec 3, 2018 : Brandon Riesenbeck